What AMD Are Promising
Aimed firmly at providing a definitive solution to the 1080p gaming market, the RX 5600 XT stands as a direct competitor to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The new card sits comfortably smack bang in the middle of AMD Radeon lineup between the 1440p gaming offered by the RX 5700 family and the base level 1080p gaming of the RX 5500 series.
Using AMD’s signature RDNA architecture, the RX 5600 XT is a 2nd Gen 7nm GPU boasting 36 compute units, 2304 cores, 120 texture units, 48 ROPs, 3MB of L2 cache, 7.19 TFLOPS performance, a base clock speed of 1130 MHz, a game clock speed of 1375 MHz, a boost clock speed up 1560 MHz, 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM up to 12 GBps, and is powered through one 8-pin connector. Connectivity-wise, it sports a one HDMI port and three DisplayPort.
How It Performs
AMD came armed with some benchmarks squaring up to the GTX 1660 Ti in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Division 2, and Gears 5. The RX 5600 XT performed better across the board in terms of frame rates.
In Gears 5, the GPU produced nearly 20 more FPS than the NVIDIA counterpart, while in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, AMD reported a 10 FPS improvement over the GTX 1660 Ti. AMD says that at 1080p with the settings on ultra, the RX 5600 XT is the clear winner.
Final Thoughts On The RX 5600 XT
The usual cohort of third-party AIB manufacturers, including ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX are all producing custom models of the RX 5600 XT. These will be available from January 21st, 2020, and will retail with a suggested price of $279.00.